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Market Analysis

About Our Center

Description of the Industry

According to the most recent statistics in 1990 from the Census of Population and Housing, the total population of Lumpkin County was 14,573 of these 2,051 individuals were over the age of 60 years.  This is 14.07% of the total population.

Description of the Customer

The typical customer who participates in the Home Delivered Meal program is over the ago of 60, low income, is at high nutritional risk, requires some assistance with performing activities of daily living, and needs more assistance with independent activities of daily living, therefore the need for service to remain independent is greater.  Those clients who participate in the Congregate Meal program are 55 and older,    are only at moderate nutritional risk, need little or no assistance with activities of daily living and require only assistance with independent activities of daily living.

Careful coordination with other community resources can delay or eliminate the need for institutionalization.

The Congregate Meal participants are able to contribute to the senior services programs both physically and financially.  An average of 625 hours are contributed each month to a variety of volunteer projects.  Individuals are encouraged to assist other organizations whenever possible and volunteer opportunities are presented regularly.

Competition

There is currently no competition for Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, or Transportation (other than unified transportation through the state).  There are other programs available for recreation and social interactions by North Georgia College Continuing Education, Lumpkin County Park & Recreation and the Travel Club of the Lumpkin County Bank.

The recreation and social activities that we provide are developed with the special needs of interest of the mature adult in mind.  The trips are designed to be shorter in duration and are to places with handicap accessibility.  Activities at the center take into consideration the energy level, decreased visual acuity, hearing deficits ad limited mobility of an older population.

Arrangements can be made to provide more individualized assistance as necessary so that most clients can participate in a variety of activities.